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#4201341 New Dragon Ethernet cartridge interest check

Posted by Stephen on Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:07 PM

If that's the case, then sure, I'll buy one to help allow more new hardware for our beloved platform :)




#4201291 The New Atari VCS FAQ and Info Thread

Posted by Stephen on Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:54 PM

 

Just means he likely found out there is nothing ready for April... got to jump this ship before it sinks!

April ... FOOLS.




#4201114 Images generated by RastaConverter

Posted by Stephen on Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:28 PM

Awesome - the red ones turned out really well.




#4201063 The!Cart - New Batch Interest Poll

Posted by Stephen on Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:36 PM

VERY interested in a USB burner.  I have an old and new with gold contact The!Cart.  I'm interested in one burner, but would gladly buy 2 if it helps get a minimum so they can be made.




#4201059 New design of Multijoy.

Posted by Stephen on Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:33 PM

PM sent.  Love that board design.




#4200624 New Dragon Ethernet cartridge interest check

Posted by Stephen on Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:12 PM

I really hate to be the turd in the punch bowl.  I have an original Dragon cart.  Cool concept.  I hate to say it.  I really would love to see an ECI (PBI) device where the microcontroller offloaded the TCP/IP stack and other shit the 6502 just doesn't need to be saddled with doing.  Also, the Atari 8-bit port of contiki (that I have seen) is just shit compared to what is out there.  Slow ass 40 column "browser" that can do a nice 300 baud.  Uses none of the Atari features.  Compare to Ice-T XE's blazing fast 9600 baud 80 column browser with limited colour support and a full 16kB scrolling buffer.

 

Sorry to be "negative nancy".  Just taking the shit for stating a somewhat common (but withheld) opinion, or wishing for something better.




#4200619 A Poll about doing an OutRun for A8...

Posted by Stephen on Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:07 PM

@Mathy: Those beetles are some of the other cars and trucks that you can see during the game.
On my first posted screens with similar gfxs and done as C64 there's the Ferrari and also this will have.

Forget the naysayers, keep up your graphics work.  Even if just static screens, you are a hugely valuable asset to the community with the graphics work you can pull off (same as Mr. Fish - don't mean to slight anyone I have obviously missed).  My artistic ability is stick figures.  I can't even achieve the level of "programmer art".




#4200617 Last of the Incas

Posted by Stephen on Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:05 PM

 

Who was that handsome young man? ;-)

Awesome that you are here man!  Been an Atari user since 82 (7 years old).  Read your columns BITD, didn't understand shit.  But now, I have been making my living coding since 2007.  I go back and see what you did, and what a gift.  It was such amazing insider information in a WAY pre-internet period.  All makes sense to me now.  I am finally taking the plunge into 100% 6502 coded project for my Atari, a short 37 years after I got my first one :)




#4199852 Altirra 3.10 released

Posted by Stephen on Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:17 PM

Oh yeah.  I am praying that we don't get an "out of convergence" filter setting, or tilt, trapezoid, etc.  That is the only thing I prefer over modern LCD monitors.  They may be blurry, slow to refresh, have shitty light output, and terrible blacks (not talking new OLED here), but man - even the cheapest one can draw a straight white checkerboard :)




#4199847 Last of the Incas

Posted by Stephen on Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:11 PM

Holy shit - where did this come from?!?  Thanks.




#4199815 Sydney Hunter & The Caverns of Death for ColecoVision!

Posted by Stephen on Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:17 PM

Last and not least, a video of the release candidate ;)

 

That looks really good!




#4199809 Altirra 3.10 released

Posted by Stephen on Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:10 PM

I may not agree with your screen settings, but mad props for the Real Genius reference.  Jordan was just a goddess :)




#4198779 classic battle atari 8bit vs commodore 64

Posted by Stephen on Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:27 PM

Is that a stand-alone program anyone with SpartaDOS X can use, or is it something that only works with Incognito/Ultimate 1M?

Stand alone.  Should work on any machine, at least I think anything 64kB or above.  Latest version is 2.25, and can be found at http://drac030.krap.pl/en-si-pliki.php




#4198757 classic battle atari 8bit vs commodore 64

Posted by Stephen on Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:01 PM

What GUI/desktop are you using? FJC's? BOSS? Is that even a desktop or just something desktop-like in the Incognito OS/BIOS?

That is SysInfo - I believe written by drac030.




#4198218 Is this a good deal on a 1050?

Posted by Stephen on Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:59 PM

That sounds a fair price to me.  PLEASE for the love of all things Atari.  Make 110% certain the seller does not pack the power brick loose in the box with the drive or it will smash the fuck out of (that's a technical term) the case in transit.